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Darlene “Dottie” Kohler, 84

August 27, 2013

Darlene “Dottie” Kohler, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:40 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

She was born on April 15, 1929, in Minster, to Reuben Conrad Peter and Marie (Vanderhorst) Braun, who preceded her in death. 

On Nov. 11, 1949, she married Lawrence “Spike” Kohler who survives in Wapakoneta.

Survivors also include two sons and two daughters, Jim (Peg) Kohler, Keith (Dorothy) Kohler, both of Wapakoneta, Karen (Craig) Fledderjohann and Judy (Dave) Bambauer, both of New Knoxville; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Dale (Vickie) Braun of Grapeland, Texas; and a brother-in-law, Allen Bushman of New Bremen.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kaye Kristine Kohler and a sister Linda Bushman.

Dottie was a 1947 graduate of New Bremen High School.  She had worked at Standard Churn in Wapakoneta and Crown Control in New Bremen and then became a homemaker.  She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Wapakoneta for over 60 years, where she was very active in the women’s groups.  She was a member of the Wapakoneta Senior Citizens and had volunteered at Auglaize Acres.  She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Schlosser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Wapakoneta, the Rev. Becky Sunday, officiating.  Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta. 

Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Paul U.C.C., Wapakoneta.

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